I love grilling food as much as the next girl, but after working from 8 am - 9pm today, I wanted something quick and delicious that I could enjoy from the comfort of my own kitchen.
I bought this awhile back when I moved into my own place at school. $18 bucks and worth every tiny penny!
As mentioned in my last post, I'm trying to be healthy, so I decided to grill up a scrumptious piece of salmon.
I'm a new salmon eater, so when I found an easy recipe that worked, I stuck with it. I don't need any fancy sauces or rubs, and put some wasabi near me and my tongue lights on fire just thinking about it. The following is a very very easy, but delicious way to cook up a piece of salmon.
- I should mention that when I went to Shaws, they had bright red, delightful looking Sockeye Salmon. I didn't know what this meant, but it looked wonderful (and more importantly, was on sale), so that is what came home with me. For other inquiring minds, Sockeye is a type of salmon native to the North Pacific. I like to think this salmon lived a good life before it ended up on my plate.
- Olive oil (I'm normally not a stickler, but try to use good olive oil. You'll actually be able to taste it!)
- Sea salt
- Cracked black pepper
- Preheat the grill (The beauty of the George Foreman is you just plug it in and wait for the light to turn off. If you are cooking on a big boy grill, preheat to medium-high)
- Drizzle olive oil on the side of the salmon with the skin. Sprinkle with salt and pepper (as you see fit)
- Place the salmon skin side down on the grill, then oil and season the fleshy, red, delicious side. (If you are using the George Foreman, leave the lid up for a minute or so. That lets the skin crisp up nice without overcooking the salmon).
- After a minute or so, close the lid. Cook for a total of about 6-8 minutes. (On a real grill, flip about halfway through) Try not to cook for longer, or else the salmon dries out, and really, that lovely Pacific Sockeye gave its life in vain.
- Definitely squeeze lemon over it - I'm not putting this as an option. It's too tasty to skip this!
A nice quick, easy dinner. Served with a potato and spinach that I cooked up in the microwave. Yum yum in less than 15 minutes. Enjoy!
|Tasty omega-3 goodness!|